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Sep 10, 2010 9:00pm EDT
by vitac -- www.vitac.com >> larry: tonight legendary physicist stephen hawking will answer this question, did god create the universe? >> god may exist, but science can explain the universe without a need for a creator. >> larry: his new book made start lg and controversial new claims about the origin of everything. has he unlocked man kind's ultimate mystery? >> the scientific is complete. theology is unnecessary. >> larry: stephen hawking on why we exist next on "larry king live." good evening. very special program tonight. stephen hawking is a theoretical physicist. he was the professor of mathematics at the universe of cambridge for 30 years. he's the 2009 recipient of the presidential medal of freedom and co-author of a brilliant and controversial new book "the grand design." we welcome him back to "larry king live." we have a serious of questions planned. let's get right to it. stephen, why is it important to find the grand design of our universe? >> i believe everyone should have a broad picture of how the universe operates and our place in it. it is a basic human desire and it al
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Sep 24, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. gordon gekko is back in theaters. and pete dominick is in town. he got to hook up with stephen colbert. nation, tonight's word, truthiness. t's just outside of . sure, i can download directions for you now. we got it. thank you very much! onstar ready. call home. hi, daddy! i'm on my way. send to car and...done! you have one saved destination: dillon beach. would you like those directions now? yes, i would. go north on route 1. check it out. i can like, see everything that's going on with the car. here's the gas level. i can check on the oil. i can unlock it from anywhere. i've received a signal there was a crash. some guy just cut me off. i'll get an ambulance to you right away. looks like our check engine light's on. can you do a diagnostic check for us? everything's fine. oh, but you've got a loose gas cap. safely connecting you in ways you never thought possible. onstar. live on. i'm ahmed mady and i'm a homebuilder. my father brought me up to give back to society... felicia jackson promised her late sister that she would take care of her children. but she needed help. i used my am
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Sep 16, 2010 12:00am EDT
's it for "360." "larry king" starts right now. >> larry: tonight, supreme court justice stephen breyer who takes us behind the high court's closed doors for a rare look on the inside. we'll talk about koran burning and why he thinks court was wrong on bush versus gore. the landmark case that decided a presidential election. steven brier is next on "larry king live." good evening. justice stephen breyer. returns to "larry king live." he's an associate justice of the united states supreme court, author of the new book "making our democracy work, a judge's view." . it's been just about six years. thanks for -- about six years between book right? >> yes, thank you, larry. that's right. >> larry: does the title imply, your honor, that democracy is not working? >> i'm talking about what the court's point of view. and i want to explain to people what the court is and what it does and why it might be important to them. i think it helps when it's working correctly. the democracy works better. >> larry: wouldn't any person who took civics know how a supreme court works? >> that's right. and justice o'conn
CNN
Sep 15, 2010 9:00pm EDT
evening. justijustice stephen breye. returns to "larry king live." author of the new book make our democracy work, a judge's view. it's been just about six years. thanks for -- about six years between book right? >> yes, that's right. >> what does the title imply your honor that democracy is not working? >> you've talking about the court's point of view. and i want to explain to people what the court is and what it does and why it might be important to them. i think it helps when it's working correctly. the democracy works better. >> larry: wouldn't any person who took civics know how a supreme court works? >> that's right. and justice o'connor and justice souter and a lot of the other members of court. few and few seem to be taking what we had, civics. and that's a problem. >> larry: why aren't they teaching it? >> you have to ask. we ask all the time and say please, please. and that isn't from our personal point of view. that's from the point of view that we work with the document, the constitution, that's part of my life, and you just read that and work with it and you see it pr
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Sep 26, 2010 11:00am EDT
questions? >>> and you may have heard that jon stewart and stephen colbert are coming to town. is this comedic fodder, street theater, or cultural criticism? >>> dick cabot on "satire and social change." i'm howard kurtz, and this is "reliable sources." >>> network presidents are very much like baseball managers. job security isn't part of the package. jeff zucker told me he knew he might be shown the door when cable giant comcast agreed to buy nbc news from general electric, but that didn't make him any less emotional about being booted from the place he spent the last quarter of a century. >> jeff zucker, the ceo of nbc news universal, a former executive producer this broadcast and the "today" show, announced he'll be leaving his post pending comcast assuming control of the company with regulatory approval. he is a 24-year veteran of the company orcheas he p-- or, as ht it in a note to employees, that would be all of his entire adult life. >> from his early days as katie couric's producer, zucker kept the news division strong, managing the transitions from couric to meredith
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Sep 25, 2010 6:00am EDT
-raiser with john stephen and former minnesota governor tim pawlenty will be there thursday campaigning for stephen. they all point to a dramatic shift. republicans could take control of the house. maybe the senate as well. that's fueling the drive toward the change. here is brian todd with the report. >> reporter: it looks like a brawl in taiwan's parliament. this was in suburban las vegas after heckling got to a boil. supporters of sharron angle and backers of harry reid hauled off and hit each other. an isolated incident? what do you make of this? >> it's happening audiotape over the country. it's been happening for more than a year. people are upset with politics and the fact that washington hasn't fixed anything. >> they say when so many americans have friends and relatives that lost jobs during the recession, fears for their own outbeing lead to angry outburts. one poll shows republicans and independents are angrier than democrats. politicians are a popular target. take this smackdown from new jersey's republican governor chris christie when they heckled at meg whitman. >> hey, listen. hey, l
CNN
Sep 27, 2010 9:00pm EDT
'donnell's link to wish craft, stephen colbert, was he mocking congress or making a point? >> this is america. >> ann coulter and marc lamont hill face off, right versus left. i will referee, next on "larry king live." >>> good evening our second week in new york, we kick it off with -- they lined up the wrong way, ann caughter is on the left. conservative commentator, "new york times" best selling author. her most recent book is "guilty, liberal victims and their assault on america" and marc lamont hill, professor at columbia university. he hosts the tv news magazine series, "our world with black enterprise" on cable tv's one and in syndication as well. we thank them both for.coulding. you said in a recent interview, app, you really don't want republicans to win both houses. why? >> well part of it is justification for what i think was going to happen. i never thought republicans could take a senate because only a third of the senators are up in any one election cycle, it happens the third that are up this year come from very blue states, california, new york, oregon, washington, illinois it
CNN
Sep 24, 2010 11:00am EDT
. comedian stephen colbert tells congress about his day as a migrant farm worker. >>> the military special ops weather team in action. a critical unit when war depends on the battlefield forecast. >> what does this have to do with weather? >> well, you have to be alive to report the weather. >>> and home, after more than a year in an iran prison, sarah shourd sits down today with cnn. >> nothing in life can prepare you for something like this. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm don lemon. tony is off today. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >> but, up first, mr. colbert goes to washington. comedy central funny man stephen colbert brings his spin to serious issues, farm labor and immigration. he testified momenting ago before a congressional subcommittee. here's his take on a day spent picking beans. >> i started my work day with preconceived notions of migrant work, but after working with these men and women picking beans, packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun i have to say, and i do this sincerely, please don't make me do th
CNN
Sep 23, 2010 6:00am EDT
. >> thanks for dropping by. appreciate it. keeper? >> all right, thanks. >>> well, no joke, stephen colbert not only holding a rally in washington, he's also scheduled to testify before congress. we're getting details from the cnnpolitics.com desk coming up. 45 minutes past the hour. ♪ i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ >>> 48 minutes past the hour right now. we get a check on the morning's headlines. rob marciano is in the extreme weather center. talk about extreme, last night, man, we had a lightning storm. the lightning was unbelievable. >> yeah. the lightning show across the northeast yesterday. those storms have moved on. it sunk to the south. you won't be quite as hot as yesterday, but everyone south of there is going to be hot. look at the cool air in the southeastern third of the country and all this rain. some of this is tropically fed. take a look at what happened in tucson yesterday. you don't need a lot, a half inch of rain in a few hour, boom, you get flash floo
CNN
Sep 25, 2010 1:00pm EDT
. >>> stephen ratner was basically plucked from the world of finance and put in charge of the task force, his assignment, save the u.s. auto industry from collapse. back then, that felt like a very real possibility. he's the author of a new book called "overhaul" an insiders account of the obama administration's emergency rescue of the auto industry. he's with me. steve, in one word, was the u.s. auto industry, as we reported it was, as we were told it was, was it on the brink of destruction? >> absolutely. >> it was really that close? because we were warned by ford if gm goes down it could take down suppliers which could then have a connecting affect to the other automakers. >> without the government's intervention gm would have run out of mope in 2009. they would have closed their doors. they would have liquidated. a million people would have been out of work. by the way as he said, ford would have shut down, too, because the suppliers weren't available. >> we weren't the company on the brink but he was making a strong argument. what surprised you most when president obama asked you to take
CNN
Sep 28, 2010 12:00am EDT
republicans whining babies? we'll talk tax cuts, taerpts and christine o'donnell's link to witchcraft. stephen colbert, was he making congress or making a point? ann coulter and marc lame melaml face off. i'll referee. that's next on larry kick live. good evening, our second week in new york and we kick it off with -- they lined up the wrong way. ann kulter is on the left, conservative commentator, "new york times" best selling author. and mark lam mo nt hill, professor at columbia university. he hosts the tv news magazine series "all world with black enterprise" on cable tv's one. you said in a recent interview, ann, you don't really want republicans to win both houses. why? >> well, part of is justi justification for what i think was going to happen. i never thought the republicans could take a senate because only a third of the senators are up in any one election cycle, and it happens that the third that are up this year come from very blue states. i mean, california, new york, oregon, washington. illinois, it's just not a good year for us and we have to pick up ten seats. i never thought w
CNN
Sep 9, 2010 10:33am EDT
and afghanistan. today we're lifting up satisfy sergeant stephen henry bridges, killed in iraq in 2003. his unchle wrote about him, saying he was a soldier who loved his country as much as he loved his own family. this is a picture of steven with his daughter sarah, this was taken a week before steven left for iraq. sarah was 5 years old when he dead was killed. she just turned 12. every fallen hero has a story. this is how you can help. go to cnn.com/homeandaway, pull up the profile, send us your thoughts and pictures and we promise to keep the memory of your loved one alive. i want to give my 5 employees health insurance, but i just can't afford it. i have diabetes. i didn't miss a premium payment for 10 years. and i'm worried if i lose my job, i won't be able to afford insurance. when i graduated from college, i lost my health insurance. the minute i got sick, i lost my insurance. not anymore. not anymore. not anymore. america's healthcare reforms change lives for the better. to find out how it can help you, visit us at americasfairhealthcare.org it's not just fair, it's the law. >>> that does
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Sep 17, 2010 5:00pm EDT
any minute. and you are called to quote freak out for freedom. john stew wrt and stephen colbert set up competing rallies to take political satire to a new level. welcome to all of the people in the united states and around the world. wolf blitzer is off today and i'm s i'm s i i i'm suzanne malveaux. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> and in venezuela, a scientist said he promised caracas that he could build a bomb within the decade. our correspondent jeanne meserve is following the story for us. the couple worked at the las alamos laboratory. what do you know? >> well, the nuclear physicist here allegedly passed the nuclear secrets to someone he thought was a representative of the venezuelan government, but the contact was an undercover fbi agent. u.s. officials say that the government of hugo chavez had no involvement and had no information that venezuela has any plans to build a nuclear weapon. >> this indictment does not allege that the government of venezuela or anyone acting on its behalf sought or was passed any classified information. nor does it charge any venezuelan
CNN
Sep 23, 2010 11:00am EDT
stephen king tells us why he was one of first to embrace this new technology. you're online, we are, too. josh is following what's happening. >> reporter: a top level guerrilla leader killed in colombia. the president calling it historic. we'll have the details. >>> this was supposed to be the day that bishop eddie long broke his silence. instead, he has backed out of an interview and news conference and there are new allegations right now against him. a third young man is now suing the leader of a 25,000-member new birth missionary baptist church. cnn's ed lavandera broke the story and he joins me live. this is the first question i have to ask you. this is on twitter, what does that say. >> don lemon, where's the bishop. >> he's so transparent. he's always here when he wants to talk about something, when he wants to promote something, his pr people call us. his church members call us. where is the bishop? >> there's no question. i don't know where he is right now. but we were supposed to hear from him this morning on the tom joyner radio show. our colleague roland martin was supposed to
CNN
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
to be giving us an update. >>> also, spending the day picking vegetables at a farm. stephen colbert spends a day on capitol hill after doing that for a house hearing about farm workers. we're going to get details from our politics.com desk coming up. [ female announcer ] what if your natural beauty could be flawless, too? new aveeno positively radiant tinted moisturizers, with scientifically proven soy complex and natural minerals give you sheer coverage instantly, then go on, to even skin tone in four weeks. new aveeno tinted moisturizers. i know who works differently than many other allergy medications. hoo? omnaris. [ men ] omnaris -- to the nose! [ man ] did you know nasal symptoms like congestion can be caused by allergic inflammation? omnaris relieves your symptoms by fighting inflammation. side effects may include headache, nosebleed, and sore throat. [ inhales deeply ] i told my allergy symptoms to take a hike. omnaris. ask your doctor. battling nasal allergy symptoms? omnaris combats the cause. get omnaris for $11 at omnaris.com. my friends at work think there's more than one "me.
CNN
Sep 24, 2010 1:00pm EDT
with the top stories we're following at cnn. comedy central meets c-span. stephen colbert testified before a house judiciary subcommittee about a day he spent picking beans on a farm in upstate new york. the issues are serious. illegal immigration and chronic rampant unemployment. colbert says he hopes his experience would, quote, bump this hearing all the way up to c-span 1. some lawmakers were not amused. >>> the 20-something billionaire who founded facebook giving some of his money to newark public schools. when you're a billionaire, some can mean a lot. i'm talking $100 million. it's the first check written by a new foundation called start-up education finance by mark zuckerberg. >>> still in new york with the u.n. general assembly, president obama turns his sights to sudan. next hour focused on a countrywide vote whether the oil rich autonomous south should break from the north. part of a 2005 agreement ending two decades of war. some feel war is destined to return. >>> a case of stunned and outraged dog lovers the world around, star nfl quarterback michael vick busted for running a b
CNN
Sep 25, 2010 1:00am EDT
, the shot, stephen colbert making his truthiness or talking about truthiness, i guess, to capitol hill. >> if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high. come on. where is the funding? 's just o. sure, i can download directions for you now. we got it. thank you very much! check it out. i can like, see everything that's going on with the car. here's the gas level. i can check on the oil. i can unlock it from anywhere. i've received a signal there was a crash. some guy just cut me off. i'll get an ambulance to you right away. safely connecting you in ways you never thought possible. onstar. live on. >>> following a number of other stories right now, let's check in with randi kaye and another "360 news and business bulletin." randi? >> anderson, let's start in georgia. the news gets worse for pastor eddie long. a fourth lawsuit has now been filed against him. this one alleges that long, who s with a bishop at a megachurch in atlanta, coerced a 17-year-old boy to have sex with him while on a trip to africa back in 2005. in a statement today, long again denied the
CNN
Sep 25, 2010 2:00am EDT
and homosexuality has denied all the allegations. we'll have the details ahead. >>> also tonight, the shot, stephen colbert making his truthiness or talking about truthiness, i guess, to capitol hill. >> if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high? come on. where is the funding? and all my investments, but it's not something that i want to do completely on my own -- i like to discuss my ideas with someone. that's what i like about fidelity. they talked with me one on one, so we could come up with a plan that's right for me, and they worked with me to help me stay on track -- or sometimes, help me get on an even better one. woman: there you go, brian. thanks, guys. man: see ya. fidelity investments. turn here. concierge claim centers. so i can just drop off my car and you'll take care of everything? yep, even the rental. what if i'm stuck at the office? if you can't come to us, we'll come to you in one of our immediate response vehicles! what if mother won't let me drive? then you probably wouldn't have had an accident in the first place. and we're walkin'! and we're walk
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Sep 24, 2010 10:00pm EDT
the allegations. >>> also tonight, the shot, stephen colbert making his truthiness or talking about truthiness, i guess, to capitol. >> if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high. come on. where is the funding? [ male announcer ] every business day, bank of america lends billions of dollars, to individuals, institutions, schools, organizations and businesses. ♪ working to set opportunity in motion. bank of america. i thought it was over here... ♪ [car horn honks] our outback always gets us there... ... sometimes it just takes us a little longer to get back. ♪ until your policy expires. here's the truth: you can switch to allstate whenever you darn well please. and if you get allstate today, you can get an early signing discount. up to an extra 10% off. even better, an allstate agent can do the switching for you. let the good hands give you a great price and make it easier for you. dollar for dollar, nobody protects you like allstate. >>> following a number of other stories right now, let's check in with randi kaye and another news and business bulletin. >> let's
CNN
Sep 26, 2010 7:30am EDT
previously to cause a human disease. >> back home in reno, nevada, gina and stephen are trying to focus on enjoying the time they have as a family. although kiley is deteriorating, she's happy. >> maybe someday we'll get that phone call, hey, we think we might know what it is. >> in bethesda, maryland, the doctors at the undiagnosed diseases program are digging deeper into that genetic clue. they're doing a dna analysis of kyley's parents and sisters. they know it is now a race. >> and every new case that comes to us brings with it a human story. i think the important thing is for us as professionals to look at the successes that we have. and to try to not dwell on the -- on the failures we have because we fail so often. >> but not always. luckily for sally, the experts at the udp solved her mystery. >> i expected miracles from them, and they gave them to me. >> the tissue sample they took from sally's muscle hit the jackpot. in the red staining of the biopsy, scientists found the presence of amyloid, abnormal proteins that come from cells in the bone marrow. >> that was a huge hit for
CNN
Sep 17, 2010 6:00am EDT
stewart and stephen colbert are ready to rally. the two are planning their own national mall rebuttal rallies at the end of october. here's stewart announcing his gathering on last night's show. >> for tonight i announce the rally to restore sanity. we will gather! we will gather on the national mall in washington, d.c.! 1 million moderate march where we take to the streets to send a message to our leaders and our national media that says, we are here! we're only here, though, until 6:00, because we have a sitter. a call for rationality. >> well, not to be outdone, stephen colbert then called on all freedom-loving patriots to march on the same day at the same time for his "keep fear alive" rally. and, of course, cnn, equals politics, we'll be breaking down the big political stories of the day with our senior editor mark preston. >> and some of the biggest are right there. >>> some other stories this morning. it should be over another couple of days. drilling on a relief well. bp can now proceed with the bottom kill. that's the process where they're going to dump that heavy drilling mu
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Sep 24, 2010 9:00am EDT
stuff. >> i'd lobby for that. >> the invitation is out there. >> jon, stephen, please. howie, candy, thanks so much. >> thank you. >> thanks. >> you can go and get more on this story, of course, at cnnpolitics.com. >>> walk-out the united nations diplomats leave the building after iran's president blames the u.s. for 9/11. >>> and a controversial diabetes drug can be on the market but only some patients can purchase avandia. we explain the restrictions. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. lord of the carry-on. sovereign of the security line. you never take an upgrade for granted. and you rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i deserve this. [ male announcer ] you do, business pro. you do. go national. go like a pro. [ male announcer ] you do, business pro. you do. words alone aren't enough. our job is to listen and find ways to help workers who lost their jobs to the spill. i'm iris cross. we'll keep restoring the jobs, tourist beaches, and businesses im
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Sep 5, 2010 10:00pm EDT
the road. >>> our next story coming up in a moment. it sounds like something out of a well known stephen spielberg story. the potentially man eating shark found swimming in the potomac river. do you think d.c. is tough? you don't know the half of it. >>> the new nfl season starts this week which means we can start looking for those instance when's some player lets the money and fame to go his head and do something not very bright. one team is hoping to avoid that by doing a different type of coaching with speakers like our own don lemon and he brings us the story. >> reporter: when you're an nfl player on the field, there is always a coach watching to whip you into shape. off the feel, a different story. players making name for themselves in all the wrong ways. bad decisions, bad role models, they've seen too much of it in the past. >> we did whatever we could with michael. a lot of it was him and a lot of it was folks he associated. with. >> reporter: in the aftermath of the michael vick scandal, they found themselves fighting the perception that nfl players have too much money, not eno
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Sep 11, 2010 1:00am EDT
design, stephen hawking earlier and father robert j. spitzer, the jesuit priest. his book is new proofs for the existence of god, contemporary physics and philosophy. we thank them all. time now for "ac 360." thanks for joining us. tonight, nine years after the attacks, why is osama bin laden still out there? why now do we seem more divided about an apprehensive over islam than nine years ago? how active a hunt for osama bin laden is it really? the answers might surprise you. >>> one on one with donald trump, he has a way out for the planners of islamic center. his way out is a buyout. they say they're not selling. is he taking no for an answer? stay tuned and hear it as only trump can tell it. >>> that huge gas fire in california. did warnings of a gas leak go unanswered? hear from a man who watched his neighborhood explode, his neighbors die and says none of this had to happen. >>> keeping them honest, with two thing that is haven't changed since the nine years on the attacks of new york and washington and in the heroic skies over pennsylvania. nine years later, we still haven't caugh
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Sep 12, 2010 4:00pm EDT
. stephen bosworth is there to diuss the resumption of the six-party talks on north korea's nuclear program. they'll have talks in seoul, tokyo and beijing. >>> a massive manhunt is under way for 5 inmates who escaped from a prison in northern mexico. official says the prisoners used a ladder to escape. 44 corrections officers have been detained on suspion of corruption. the facility is located near the u.s. border. and one day after the ninth anniversary of 9/11, the head of the homeland secured department is weighing in on how u.s. security has improved since those attacks. janet napolitano said the u.s. is safer now. but she says there is no one10 100% guarante we the country wot be attacked again. and she adds the u.s. will never be totally immune from terror threats. >>> all right. how much is just enough when comes to financial happiness? and jacqui jeras will be joining me as well. to help answer that question. the chat room. >>> we'll soon get back to the news room. time for little chat room. these are some of the favorite topics that jacqui jeras and i like to talk about that we wi
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Sep 12, 2010 5:00pm EDT
. stephen bosworth arrived in seoul today. the american delegation will also have stalks in tokyo and beijing. >>> americ sarah shourd is expected to be released by iran once her family comes up with a half million dollars in bail money. lawyer representing shourdul says her release could come as early as today. shourd and two other american hikers accused of spying have been detained in iran for more than a year. iran says they crossed the border from aq illegally. >>and voters in turkey have approved a wide-ranging package of constitutional amendments. included in the 26 amendments, collective bargaining for public workers, affirmative action measures for women and judicial reforms. turkey's prime minister calls the passage a milestone for democracy. >>> i know earlier we got you moving, at least josh did with those moves that dudes need to make. well now we got some catchy tunes. and a sneaky cat creep into this ekan's viral videos. >> i can't get over the whole -- >> the robots we were watching before? >> yeah. >> they're crazy. now everyone is always trying to become famousen
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Sep 18, 2010 12:00pm EDT
a fairly easy conviction or are there difficulties particularly because stephen hayes, the first of the defendants being tried, there are some questions as to whether his attempted suicide may have made him cognitively incapable of carrying out this trial. >> i hate to ever say a case is a slam-dunk. as a former prosecutor i know that is never the case. in this particular case, i think the evidence is very overwhelming. i've been following it very closely, as much of america is, because it really strikes at one's heart. this is a home invasion. someone invade the sanctity of someone's home. the fact he has been found able to stand trial, competent to stand trial and has been ill, this defendant, during the trial doesn't mean this is not going to end, i think, in a guilty conviction. >> would it be too late for his attorneys to say let's pursue an insanity plea in is it too late for them to change his plea? >> it is. the insanity defense is off the table. however, they did want a plea deal here. they wanted to plead guilty to this horrific series of crimes in return for the prosec
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Sep 18, 2010 1:00pm EDT
a statement saying how difficult 2009 was. stephen, why are so many poor in this country? >> we just had a terrible recession we're still in. any time the economy takes a nosedive like we've seen in the last couple years, that's going to cause a plunge in people's incomes. unfortunately, tom, the people that get hurt most in recessions are lower ends of the income scale. rich person sees a drop in the income, it means instead of buy a porsche, they buy a bmw. for a poor person, it's hard to pay the bills. when we get into a recovery, we'll start to see poverty rate reduce and incomes rise, not just for rich but everyone. >> short answer here, does this have any affect on the fact savings dropped so low there was no pad. >> for the first time in 15 years savings rates are starting to come up. people learned the lesson. >> i'm not sure the white house is thrilled when they want spending now. >> understand the thing with the savings rate is we have folks that have been out of work for over a year. before this recession we were telling folks to have three to six months worth of savings, if y
CNN
Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
done the -- the democrats should have no regrets about inviting comedian stephen colbert to testify on migrant workers before a subcommittee of the house. the host of xom comedy central colbert show" showed him working on a farm. his comments were met with criticism. he was met with a healthy dose of sarcasm though. listen to this. >> as part of my ongoing series "stephen colbert's fallback position" where i try other jobs and realize mine is better. i participated in the ufw's take our jobs campaign and one of 16 americans to take up the challenge, though that number may increase in the near future as i understand that many democrats may be looking for work come november. now i -- i'll admit that i started my work day with preconceived notions of migrant labor, but after working with these men and women and picking beans and packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say, and i do mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. for one thing when you are picking beans, you have to spend all day bending over and i
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Sep 28, 2010 11:00am EDT
in the triple murder trial of stephen hayes, one of the two men accused of invading a home of a connecticut doctor. you may remember the chilling 911 tapes we've been listening to the last several weeks. the doctor's wife was killed. two daughters killed. the home set on fire, only he made it out alive. legal contributor sunny hostin from "in session" our sister network true-tv joining us from new york. prosecution is wrapping up the case. did they make their case? >> you know, i think that they certainly made their case. evidence is really overwhelming against this particular defendant, stephen hayes. today we heard the final testimony from the fire investigator, and he just got off the witness stand, actually. the lawyers are back in the courtroom, and we believe that the defense may present some evidence. brief evidence. in defense of mr. hayes, but i will say the burden is always on the prosecution, drew, to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. everyone watching the trial i have been in new haven, connecticut, watching the trial will tell you the evidence against this defendant i
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Sep 27, 2010 6:00am EDT
of o complying if they're ever served with a wiretap order. >>> stephen colbert will be back in new york city after facing what may have been his toughest audience yet, congress. the comedy central host testified about conditions facing america's undocumented farm workers. there was a little bit of confuse as to whether or not he was going to be testifying as stephen colbert or whether he would be in character -- well, check out his testimony. >> picking beans, packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun. i have to say and i do mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. for one thing when you're picking beans, you have to spend all day bending over. it turns out and i did not know this that most soil is at ground level. if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high? come on. where is the funding? >> for once, there's kind of a bipartisan agreement that colbert's testimony was anything but funny. republican congressman steve king said colbert mocked the entire process and steny hoyer told wallace
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Sep 22, 2010 7:00pm EDT
for the latest political news. >> this is no joke. stephen colbert testifies this friday at a hearing on protecting america's harvest. he'll tell members of a house immigration subcommittee about spending a day in the fields volunteering for the united farm workers take our jobs campaign. >>> ohio's state democratic party chairman got a little carried away while accusing republicans of believing in, his words, health care is a privilege, not a right. chris redfern used the "f" word on camera. >> if your kid's going to graduate from college, now he or she gets health care, your health care, while he or she looks for a new job. it's in the very base terms. we win these arguments. and every time one of these [ bleep ] say -- excuse me language -- >> just got to watch for the open mic there, folks. he tells cnn he wasn't aware of the camera but -- well that it was on, but since it was a private meeting he's not apologizing. >>> president obama was much more polite this afternoon while explaining benefits to virginia voters. >> the single biggest driver of our deficit is the escalating cos
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Sep 26, 2010 8:00am EDT
governors association. he's up there doing a fundraiser on behalf of john stephen. he's the gop nominee who's trying to take on john lynch, the incumbent democratic governor. going on to tuesday, president obama holds the first of four major rallies heading into election day. this one's going to be in madison, wisconsin. why is this important? because russ feingold, elected in 1992, is up again the ropes. republicans think they can take back the seat. public polling shows right now it is a very, very tight race. president obama is trying to rally the troops. not only in wisconsin but across the country. he's trying to get those voters who came out for him in 2008 to come out for congressional democrats in 2010. but moving on, let's go to thursday. it's the return of al gore. and he's going to be in florida. al gore is going to be in tampa. he's going to be campaigning on behalf of kendrick meek. meek is the senate democratic nominee trying to win that seat down there currently held by a republican, a very interesting three-way race now down there. marco rubio is the republican nominee. and
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Sep 26, 2010 12:00pm EDT
as we are right now as democrats. >> and about satirist stephen colbert who was invited to the hallowed halls of congress to testify about undocumented farm workers and delivered a comic parody with a comedic edge. speaker nancy pelosi thought it was just fine. her number two, not so much. >> i think his testimony was not appropriate. i think it was an embarrassment for mr. colbert more than the house. >> well, he was called by the democratic chair of the subcommittee. >> you asked me, chris, whether the testimony was appropriate. i think it was not appropriate. >> just to recap, congressman hoyer thought it was not appropriate. that is today's "sound of sunday." and just a brief correction to last sunday's program. we called army staff sergeant salvatore beginte the first living recipient of the medal of honor. we should have said the first living recipient of the medal of honor in the iraq and afghan wars. >>> up next, do you know how to spell murkowski? you may be surprised to know who didn't. ♪ [ male announcer ] every business day, bank of america lends billions of dollars, to in
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Sep 27, 2010 12:00am EDT
of the jon stewart and stephen -- i know you're a jon stewart fan. >> i am. >> you'll be on his show later tonight. >> that's true. >> what do you make of his rally? >> i think it's quite a courageous -- >>eraly to restore sanity. >> and to preserve fear, i think is what colbert says. i think it will be an interesting event. i believe there will be a pretty large turnout. i think there will be a lot of humor in it. and it's going to be interesting to watch how they avoid any alignment toward a liberal or conservative philosophy, and make sure they stay kind of out of politics and still retain their role as humorous. >> and obviously in retaliation to the tea party and the glenn beck rally. >> that's what i surmise because jon stewart hadn't told me that, i don't think he's told his viewers yet exactly what his motivations are. except, you know, just to bring rationality back to the political debate or discussion. >> jimmy carter's going to be 86 in less than two weeks. what's he got planned next? the next decade or two? [ technician ] are you busy? management just sent over these new techn
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Sep 9, 2010 9:00pm EDT
of the supreme court, stephen breyer. how we doing so far? did you change the direction of the season premiere because of your cancer scare? >> i did. premiere because of your cancer scare? >> i did. we decided to -- listen, the whole idea for us this year -- the first year was about information, get people to understand what they can do to nudge their biology in the right direction. i realize what you really want to do is motivate people to act on what they've learned. what better way than to start with me? look at my mess-ups or the opportunities you learned from the lessons i've been picking up and maybe that will motivate you. it ties you in emotionally. oprah it taught me this. they don't act based on what they know. they act on fear. if they had a bullet whizzed past their head, they'll benefit. as your team shot behind the scenes i want to give you simple little steps. monday this big show is called just ten. >> larry: kicks off -- >> the big season, right. just ten pounds? assuming you're a woman, for example, under 200 pounds, you will reduce your chance of heart disease by 50%, reduc
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Sep 10, 2010 1:00am EDT
to the world, isabella. >>> stephen hawking is here tomorrow night. donald trump monday. bill maher on tuesday. anderson cooper right now and "ac 360." anderson? >>> we begin with breaking news that the united states. one person is confirmed dead, seven people injured in a massive fire in northern california. authorities believe that toll is likely to go up. dozens of homes have gone up and flames and the fire broke out after an explosion in the town of san bruno, which is near the san francisco airport. they believed it was killed by a gas line and are working hard to contain it. witnesses report hearing a loud explosion and dan simon is on the scene. why are you able to tell us? >> reporter: we were near what we believe was ground zero and it was just total devastation. there were many homes level them from us. fire crews dealing with very first flames. we believe this fire was caused by some kind of gas explosion and the explosion was so fierce that we saw pieces of concrete 100 yards away from ground zero. it was unbelievable. this is going to be a long night for firefighters. originally,
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Sep 13, 2010 9:00pm EDT
on the hollywood walk of fame. and wednesday night, here's a first, judge stephen breyer, justice of the united states supreme court, will be our special guest, right here. we're back with dr. phil. what do you make of -- we mentioned reality shows. what do you make of this whole reality show phenomenon? >> you know, i think we've gotten into a generation that is so hungry, has such a need for attention, and you know, with the advent of youtube and some of these other sites, i mean, we've got people that think they need an audience when they're brushing their teeth, for god cease sa cea's sakes. i mean, come on! i think a lot of it is fun. i see some things on there, and i contribute, because i look. i see some things on there that are really creative and fun, and i get a -- i love watching animals on youtube, just people's pets and stuff, doing crazy stuff. but i do think we've taught our kids, with all this the technology, that they got to be the center of attention. so they start pushing the envelope and doing more and more reckless things. i worry about that. i think we are just so focused
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Sep 16, 2010 7:00pm EDT
i now pronounce you man and hand. >> reporter: stephen, you may say i do, but i don't. >> i will love you forever. hello, stranger. >> reporter: jeanne moos. >> you betcha. >> reporter: cnn. >> you betcha. >> reporter: new york. >> thank you, jeanne moos. thanks very much for watching. i'm wolf blitzer in "the situation room." "john king usa" starts right now. >> thanks, wolf. >>> tea party favorite christine o'donnell is attending a candidates' forum this hour and we hope to bring you a live glimpse of exhibit a in the geopolitical war. the party establishment is nervous to say the least and tonight there's more evidence that leading republican moderates are annoyed at what they see is a harmful purity test from the tea party and its allies. later we'll explore the fault lines on the left, too, jitters about losing control of congress have democrats squabbling over tax cuts and over how with 47 days left to get their base energized. christine o'donnell and her stunning primary upset tuesday night. not only did she defeat a man who won 12 sometimes statewide, triggered nasty
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Sep 17, 2010 2:00am EDT
-petit gets in her car with suspect stephen hayes. the bank manager describes the vehicle to the police. officers are dispatched to the house to set up a perimeter. 9:27 a.m., a police captain tells officers not to approach the house. almost 30 minutes go by. still, not a single officer approaches the petit home. no other authorities are alerted. not the fire department, not state police. in court, police testified that was protocol. in a hostage situation, they said, they don't storm the house. adding they had no reason to believe anyone was in immediate danger. at 9:54 a.m., a police dispatch. dr. william petit who would turn out to be the only survivor of this horrific crime was in the yard calling for help. he was bleeding badly from his head, his ankles still tied. by now, nearly 40 minutes had passed since the bank manager had warned cheshire police about the nightmare scenario unfolding at the family's home. 40 minutes. police would soon learn jennifer hawke-petit had been strangled. she and one of her daughters, sexually assaulted. in chilling testimony dr. petit described how h
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Sep 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
to restore sanity while stephen colbert will hold a counter-rally to keep fear alive. they may not draw the huge crowds that beck did, but they'll probably be a tad funnier. that's it for this edition of reliabbable sources. i'm howard kurtz. "state of the union with candy crowley" begins right now. >>> the last acts of the primary season ended with an explosion in delaware's republican senate race. >> oh, my gosh. >> christine o'donnell, the favorite of tea party activists beat establishment candidate, congressman mike castle. >> run, lisa, run! >> and the decision by alaska senator lisa murkowski to fight back against the tea party candidate who won the primary. inside the republican party, the chatter of civil war. among democrats, the feeling that there's an opportunity here. >>> today, democrats look for an opening in the republican party divide. exclusive interviews with alaska senator lisa murkowski and tim kaine, chairman of the democratic national committee. >> they're chasing after moderate candidates and hence they're moderate voters. >>> also this morning, tea party kingmake
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Sep 16, 2010 1:00am EDT
. thank you. associate justice stephen breyer, "making our democracy work." glee's jane lynch will be here for the hour tomorrow night. time now for "ac 360" and anderson cooper. sfoep. >>> thanks for watching. tonight the explosion, the fire, death and destruction. new evidence it might have been prevented. we've learned a california utility knew a gas pipeline was aging, planned to upgrade a portion of it, even charged their customers to do the work but that work never got done. we're keeping them honest. also tonight, christine o'donnell's stunning upset in delaware's senate race, the tea party's growing power, and why today so many republican party leaders who lined up against her before the primary are now saying they're embracing her. at least in public. congressman ron paul joins us live. >>> and later why pennsylvania's governor is so embarrassed it comes down to this question, how would you feel if you found out government was spying on you, reporting you to local police as a potential threat just because you were taking part in a peaceful protest? it happened in pennsylvania. you
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Sep 17, 2010 11:00am EDT
and stephen colbert announced plans to wake up washington. my eyes water. but now zyrtec®, the fastest 24-hour allergy relief, comes in a liquid gel. zyrtec® liquid gels work fast, so i can love the air®. [ tires screech ] [ engine revving ] [ drums playing ] [ male announcer ] 306 horsepower. race-inspired paddle shifters. and f-sport-tuned suspension. all available on the new 2011 lexus is. it isn't real performance unless it's wielded with precision. it isn't real performance and my dog bailey and i love to hang out in the kitchen. you love the aroma of beef tenderloin, don't you? you inspired a very special dog food. [ female announcer ] chef michael's canine creations. chef inspired. dog desired. i've been looking at the numbers, and i think our campus is spending too much money on printing. i'd like to put you in charge of cutting costs. calm down. i know that it is not your job. what i'm saying... excuse me? alright, fine. no, you don't have to do it. ok? [ male announcer ] notre dame knows it's better for xerox to control its printing costs. so they can focus on winning on and off th
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Sep 25, 2010 8:00am EDT
, conditions facing migrant farm workers, but testifying was a comedian, stephen colbert. and he was in character. colbert spent a day in the fields working alongside immigrant workers taping this bit for his comedy central show which deals with political satire. he tried to be funny. he made a joke about game in in iowa and said the best way to prevent abuse of migrant workers is for americans to stop eating fruits and vegetables they pick. the chairwoman of the subcommittee said she wanted to call attention to the problem saying celebrities add pizazz. they also add controversy. >> picking beans, packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say -- and i do mean this sincerely -- please don't make me do this again. it is really, really hard. for one thing, when you're picking beans you have to spend all day bending over. it turns out -- and i did not know this -- most soil is at ground level. if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high? come on, where is the funding? >> republicans weren't laughing. the committee critic
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Sep 26, 2010 6:00am EDT
for stephen as well. and on saturday, mike pence is going to be in iowa. the indiana congressman seriously considering a run for president in 2012. mike pence is going to be speaking to the iowa for faith and freedom coalition. so pence, barbour, romney, and pawlenty, all potential 2012 candidates on the campaign trail this week. >> thanks, mark. as always, you can get all your political headlines at cnnpolitics.com. >>> youtube videos aren't just for internet amusement anymore. some of the people who post them are making serious money. we ought up with one college grad who turned herself into a youtube star. she took a time-out to show one of our photojournalists how you do this. >>> this is from the how do they do that category. cashing in on youtube. you've seen the viral videos, but these days more people are turning them into a booming business. if you have a keen eye for flair or in the right place at the right time and there's a video camera within arm's reach, you too can make some cash from your online output. case in point, julia noons. she's a youtube sensation. her videos have
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Sep 15, 2010 5:00pm EDT
in a while you need to get drunk in order to appreciate sobriety. stephen writes, real? maybe yes, maybe no. what's real si the contempt that most of us have for the way our elected officials feed at the public trough and put their interests party first ahead of ours. s.j. writes from honolulu, no, the tea party victories are the result of all the lies and propaganda is republican party has been pushing out over the last couple of years. now they have pushed their base so far to the right as to alienate most moderates and independents. we can only hope that the chicken comes home to roost in november. and harold in alaska writes it's not the boston tea party, it's more like the mat hatter's tea party, with sarah in wonderland presiding. if you want to read more on this, you'll find it on cnn.com/caffer cnn.com/caffertyfile. >>> the centers for disease control calls it an alarming insure jeptd. what the government is now doing to fight bed bugs. plus she managed a heavyweight defeat against her own party. my. that's when you find out your cut-rate insurance it ain't payin' for this. so get a
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